Founded in 1960, the Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP) maintains the most comprehensive collection of standard and derived security data available for the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ Stock Market. CRSP is a research center at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, and maintains historical data spanning from December 1925 to the present. CRSP’s trademark of unique issue identifiers tracks a continuous history of securities, providing a seamless time-series examination of a given issue’s history. CRSP’s unparalleled accuracy and dedication to excellence has made CRSP data a staple of academic and commercial research and data analysis throughout the world. CRSP also provides links to allow CRSP and COMPUSTAT to be accurately matched at each point in time, irrespective of name changes and M&A activity. Without these links, it is difficult to match the historical accounting and financial markets information.
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